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Metrion Biosciences is a specialist ion channel contract research organisation providing drug discovery services to pharmaceutical and bioscience customers worldwide.

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Metrion invests in new HTS capability and expanded facilities

30 November 2022 

Metrion announces the launch of its High Throughput Screening (HTS) capability, as well as the expansion of its state-of-the-art lab and office facilities. Scott Maidment has been appointed as Head of HTS to lead the new service.

Metrion and The KCNC1 Foundation collaborate on development of new ion channel modulators for ultra-rare genetic disorder 

7 December 2022

Metrion and The KCNC1 Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focused on the development of a treatment for an ultra rare genetic disorder, today announced a collaboration to progress a hit identification research project for small molecule modulators of the potassium ion channel Kv3.1, targeting KCNC1-related disorders.

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Metrion Biosciences cardiac safety services overview

January 2023

Here we share a short video introducing Metrion’s extensive suite of cardiac safety screening services. To learn more, or to request a quote, please email


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Upcoming Events

Japanese Safety Pharmacology Annual Meeting 2023

February 17th @ 9am PST

February 18th @5pm PST

Metrion Biosciences’ Chief Commercial Officer, Nick Foster, and Head of Operations, Dr. Robert Kirby, will be attending the 2023 Japanese Safety Pharmacology Annual Meeting taking place at the Yayoi Auditorium, The University of Tokyo, Ichijo Hall from 17th to 18th February 2023.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with either Nick or Rob, please email

The Japanese Safety Pharmacology annual meeting will include multiple symposiums, lectures, workshops, poster presentations, and an excellent presentation award ceremony.

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Biophysicial Society

Annual Meeting  

February 18th @ 9am PST
February 22nd @ 5pm PST

Metrion Biosciences is sponsoring and attending the 2023 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting taking place at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA from 18th to 22nd February 2023.

Metrion’s Dr. Gary Clark and Dr. Nicola Secomandi will be attending the meeting and if you would to meet with them please email

Metrion will also be sponsoring the ‘Drug Discovery for Ion Channels’ Satellite meeting taking place on Friday 17th February 2023.

The Biophysical Society annual meetings are the largest annual gathering of biophysicists around the world. The meetings include symposia, workshops, 15 subgroup programs, over 500 platform speakers selected from submitted abstracts, the Biophysical Society Lecture, more than 4,000 packed poster presentations, as well as educational exhibits, exhibitor presentations, and career development sessions.

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